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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does TP have to drive the carriage?
(a) Roskus is unwell.
(b) If he does not drive it, Benjy will cry.
(c) He can control the horses.
(d) He is the only person who knows how.

2. Why does Caroline change Benjamin's name?
(a) She thinks it will cure him.
(b) She thinks it sounds better.
(c) The children tease him.
(d) She changes his name hide his real identity.

3. Who is credited with looking after the children?
(a) Dilsey
(b) Caroline
(c) Caddy
(d) Benjy

4. What is the name of Caddy's boyfriend?
(a) David
(b) Charlie
(c) Hubby
(d) Jack

5. How old is Benjy on the day Faulkner recites his narrative?
(a) 40
(b) 33
(c) 21
(d) 30

6. How is Luster related to Dilsey?
(a) He is her grandson.
(b) He is her cousin.
(c) He is her nephew.
(d) He is her brother.

7. Who does Maury use to send notes to his lover?
(a) Luster
(b) Dilsey
(c) His brother
(d) The children

8. How much money does Uncle Maury want from his sister?
(a) $50
(b) $500
(c) $25
(d) $100

9. What does the banker do when he finds out Caddy's child is not his?
(a) Divorces her
(b) Adopts the child
(c) Agrees never to say anything
(d) Shoots her

10. Who does Roskus carry back to the house on his back?
(a) Benjy
(b) Quentin
(c) Jason
(d) Caddy

11. What does Maury do for a living?
(a) He is a journalist.
(b) He is a pimp.
(c) He is a businessman.
(d) He is a carpet cleaner.

12. How does Benjy sense that something has changed about Caddy?
(a) She shouts at him.
(b) She stops coming home from school.
(c) She has stopped smelling of trees.
(d) She spends all her time in the bathroom.

13. Why does Dilsey place a piece of wood between Luster and Benjy at night?
(a) So Benji will not hurt Luster.
(b) So Luster can hit him.
(c) So they do not roll into each other.
(d) So they do not fall through the centre of the bed.

14. Who does Benjy take letters to?
(a) Quentin
(b) Uncle Maury
(c) Mrs. Patterson
(d) Caddy

15. Who does Luster give the golf ball to?
(a) Benjy
(b) Dilsey
(c) Quentin
(d) The golfer

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children do Jason and Caroline Compson have?

2. What does Benji have no understanding of?

3. What is the family's surname?

4. What does Roskus tell TP he is losing?

5. What does Luster find in the water?

(see the answer keys)

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